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Full or filled MEEM course – wait list instructions

Spring 2018 registration: Students must follow the below instructions to generate an entry on an electronic waiting list. An online waiting list form will be available for each MEEM undergrad course offered for the spring semester. There will be no other way (not email, phone, appt, etc) to get added to a MEEM course waiting list. Do not complete the online form to get on a waiting list until after your registration time starts according to the published schedule (by earned credits). If you do submit an entry early it will jeopardize your priority for getting into the course.

1. Attempt to register for all your courses using available sections.

2. If there is no other way to complete your schedule due to all sections of a MEEM course being full or unresolvable time conflicts, then go to the ME Advising page (http://www.mtu.edu/mechanical/undergraduate/advising/)

3. Click on the link for ‘Spring 2018 MEEM course waiting lists’ posted at the top center of the page under ‘Announcements’. (or click here)

4. This will bring you to a page with a link for the waiting list form for each offered undergraduate MEEM course.

5. Click on the course(s) you are unable to add and complete a Google form for each course to generate your entries for the waiting list(s).

6. Please read the form carefully and complete it as accurately and completely as possible.

7. We will prioritize the waiting lists firstly based on which students have the greatest need for a course to maintain feasible graduation timing and/or earn a minor. And then based on your designated time to begin registration in the priority schedule and/or the time stamp on your waiting list entry.

8. As additional seats are available (advisor maximums for sections [negative seats as available] and possibly more seats added later if needed), we will add students from these waiting lists as we are able up until the spring semester begins.

9. ME students that absolutely need a course will be added to that course sometime before the semester begins. But you may have to be patient and/or be open to an alternate plan from an advisor that supports equivalent feasible graduation timing.

10. Students will be notified with an email if and when they are added to a course from a waiting list.

11. Feel free to see us with questions at any time, but you must complete the online form to get on a waiting list.

12. Do not complete the online form to get on a waiting list until after your registration time starts according to the published schedule (by earned credits). If you do submit an entry early it will jeopardize your priority for getting into the course.


Success and study habits

Success in a class is largely due to the effort put in. Interest and motivation are close seconds. Even if you are not liking a class, pretend you are very interested and wish to learn as much as you can by listening attentively in class and being curious.
Here is one students’ answer to the question of how to study in the best possible way. Why not give them a try.

Re-presented here, as found in above link, answered by Rob McQueen:”

  • Teach it first: To understand new systems / concepts, stand up in front of a chalkboard and act as if you’re teaching it to a class. When you get to a point you don’t know how to explain, talk it out. Literally, stand up and talk to yourself; it works.
  • Diagram / Symbol: Once you understand something, create a visual diagram / symbol. Draw it on a piece of paper. Close your eyes and think about it in your head. Once you have the diagram / symbol, it will be very easy to remember how it works later on.”

It always helps to ‘write it down’ multiple times. Practice doing problems, until you think you’ve got it, then test yourself. Re-work the problem until you can do it successfully on your own. (as if in exam)


CpE Majors – Departmental GPA calculation

The Departmental GPA calculation for CpE majors (primary major code ECP) will include grades for courses beginning with the prefix “EE” and “CS”. Previously, only “EE” courses were used. The new calculation better reflects the work of the computer engineering student.

Implementation of the new calculation is planned June 19th, 2017 as of the beginning of Fall 2017 semester.

Some students will see a drop in departmental GPA due to this change. CpE students can improve their departmental GPA by repeating CS or EE courses with a grade of CD or lower.

Some students will see an improvement in their departmental GPA. Some will see no change.

To remain in  Good Academic Standing, these three GPA’s must be at least 2.0:  1) most recent semester GPA 2) cumulative GPA and 3) Departmental GPA once 16 credits are completed.

If you have questions during Summer, contact Judy Donahue at eceadvise@mtu.edu or 487-2232.


2017 Spring Advising series

All ECE students:


Intramural sports PE credit

Students can sign up for the Intramural class to get PE credit for it. PE0425.
1) You need to be a sophomore or higher to sign-up for it. We don’t accept freshmen in the course.
2) Once you’re in the class you’ll need to participate in 14 intramural games/activities through out the track you are sign up for.  This mean you’ll need to participate in at lease 3 or more different intramural sports during the track.
Here is an example of one might do to pass the intramural course:
– play 3 flag football games
– play 3 softball games
– play 3 sand volleyball games
– play 3 soccer games
– participate in 2 disc golf tournaments
Contact: Craig Pellizzaro, crpelliz@mtu.edu


2016 Spring Advising Series

1. First-year and new Transfer Student who began Fall 2015 or Spring 2016:

2. Sophomores and Beyond: Prepare for 3rd/4th year:

  • Computer Engineers – coming soon
  • Electrical Engineers – Slides .pdf with links to advising topics; SO-JR Handout

3. General Education for catalog year 2015-16    Slides w/Links

4. How to Transfer Credits from Elsewhere     Slides w/Links

  • Contact: transfer@mtu.edu

5. What is a degree audit and how to use it       Slides w/Links

6. Study Abroad information   Slides w/Links


CS1141, CS1142 and CS3421 changes 2016

If you took CS1141 by end of spring/summer 2016, AND plan to take CS3421, Computer Organization Fall 2016 or later, then take CS1040, Assembly Programming, spring, summer or fall 2016.

If you complete(d) both CS1141 and CS3421 by spring 2016, you do not need CS1040.

If you take both CS1142 & CS3421 after spring 2016, you do not need to take CS1040.
As of Fall 2016, CS1141 becomes CS1142 and the prerequisite for CS3421. After completion of CS1122 or CS1131, you can take CS1142 and then CS3421 the following semester.

Beginning Fall 2016:

CS1142 , 3 credits, replaces CS1141 + 1 cr CS3421. The title is “Programming at the Hardware/Software Interface”.

CS3421 becomes 3 credits (was 4 cr.) The prerequisite is CS1142(was CS1122 or 1131).


Certficate phase out

1. “Certificates” for undergraduate students will be phased out at MTU, effective fall 2016.

CEPE – the Certificate in Electric Power Engineering details:

Students who signed up to pursue the certificate by Spring 2016, using catalog
year 2015-16 may be able to complete the certificate while pursuing their BS degree.

Sophomore students may complete the certificate courses in spring of 2016 or 2017, if they already signed up.
Fall 2015 and later students might consider changing their catalog year to 2017 to pursue the new concentration in power- see last paragraph. (recommended in lieu of the CEPE certificate)

To drop the certificate if you decide not to pursue it, go to the Registrar’s Office or email registrar@mtu.edu

EE3120 – Electric Energy Systems is the prerequisite course for the power engineering courses on the certificate and the concentration.

Regarding other certificates at MTU – some will be replaced with minors
and the student should pursue the appropriate minor instead.

The CHEV Hybrid Electric Vehicle Certificate is advised by Marlene Lappeus
in 811 MEEM.

2. A concentration in Electric Power Engineering will be available with the
fall 2017 BSEE degree requirements. Current students may change to the 2017
requirements and pursue the electric power concentration if desired. For students
who began here before fall 2015, this means also using the new gen ed
requirements.